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San Francisco 15, Us 9, The City 3, Avalos 3, America 3, John Updike 2, Piers 2, Rick 2, Cleveland 2, Tom King 2, Underdeliver 1, Chiu 1, Agreing 1, Mr. Updike 1, Chu 1, Denis 1, Hugh Hester 1, Pierce Snoheda 1, Gail Cahil 1, Jennifer 1,
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    November 14, 2012
    1:30 - 1:59pm PST  

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this is san francisco's chance. let me tell you about chances. san francisco has had the warriors once. lost them once. this time we are going to get them and keep them for good. ladies and gentlemen, this is the most important dynamic. we in the last five years have turned into a city that has become the ultimate city in success for athletic teams, for activities. san francisco -- i have been here 35 years in my life. i have never seen san francisco as developed as forward as it is. not only economically but socially. as we said, if you had been there at our press conference you would have seen the melting pot that san francisco has. i ask you today to commit yourself to moving this community. commit yourself to saying
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no way to anybody delay. thank you. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you, supervisors, dennis mckinsey from consulting and education. i have been writing educational proposals over 25 years and teach in the san francisco public high schools for the last 11 years. i provided city and warriors and port commission and number of theserer officials, the mayor in my proposal to include a high school class room facility within this arena. today i provided second readings an updated letter which i provided the port commission yesterday. i will provide the mayor and other supervisors later. here to speak on behalf of the students and young people in our city and this country, the updated proposal that i share deals
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with potential benefits by creating a cross cultural sports and education program as part of my proposal. there are numerous high schools and college stage not just around san francisco but my proposal deals with providing access for government agencies and educational institutions from mexico, central america, guatemala, south america and canada. in other words, visitors cannot be tourists but come here to learn as educational and career guidance program. as well as our students developing that same knowledge and inter national respect to other countries. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for this opportunity. gail cahil. my husband and i live at 88 king street, two blocks from this projkt. i want to thank you and
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especially supervisor kim for getting the city to commit to moving that scoping meeting to january. i urge you, i applaud every effort you can make to put a little more time in the process for citizens of the neighborhood to be reheard. i would applaud any of you in city government that this will be place thered a residential neighborhood and perhaps the most highly dense residential neighborhood in san francisco that. is an important factor. our concerns about quality of life, i trust they will be heard. i cannot thank you for giving us this breathing room. i think you have an opportunity to give the cac a week. they will meet on the 20th to meet pierce snoheda. they can come back with concerns they have highlighted. they can have a multipurpose meeting and i think it will be well worth everyone's time. i believe the best legislation in general and best projects in general come when there is a full,
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fair interplay of ideas from people. lots of smart people in the room. things get made better when that happens so thank you for doing what you have done today. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker. hugh hester. i know you will vote this down but i ask you between now and tuesday to get a full schedule on one sheet or two sheets or three sheets of paper. chronological what are you committing to. the conceptual framework has a bunch of dates. they are acting as though these are hard dates. the eir is to be -- this is, for all intents and purposes, 2013. they are going to do the
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entire eir by 2014 and get it through the port, through the planning commission, through bcdc, through you all. you have multiple votes you have the take and rezone the sites. i have a clue to how complicated this schedule is and how compressed this is but force the port to tell you on your record what the schedule is. i was involved in the giants negotiations, which went on for two ballots and eir process and public discussion the better part of two years at the end. they limited the number of events. the giants, which are san francisco, which won the world series, have a severe limit on number of events. you are going to blast it out for this area. you will blast out when
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this area has had n nor mouse numbers of residents. what you are committing to in the eir that is before you is no other location works no other events work. that is implicit in what you have before you. get that all in writing. thank you. >> thank you. >> hi, betty. i'm a resident of san francisco. i'm also a huge golden state warriors fan. reck said about this project because i want to see the team in our city. i really hope you guys push this project forward, thanks. >> thank you. i see no other -- one more. after the other members of the public who have not spoken, please do line up against the wall. >> thank you, supervisors, tom king once more. i support the project but i do have concerns.
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the presentation was very well done. i didn't hear anything about the residents living close to proposal site. will there be a study to examine this impact? that said revenue alsoing increase as visiting team also stay in san francisco perhaps two to three nights, especially with east coast teams and travel days. also nba teams book entire floors of hotels for security reasons. pro sports teams are owned by billionaires, so please be cautious with the final contract. i think two people should be more involved in the decision. one is harvey rose, a superb budget analyst. the other is a san francisco resident named gund. he is very charitable. he and his family own the cleveland team. they would have details, as cleveland as a new arena. they would regard ferry service corresponding to warriors home games. important to keep in mind
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warriors only play 41 home and the average stadium seats 28,000 to 30,000 so additional revenue streams are critical. ticket prices, it is important in the contract to keep them low. especially for families. better teams equate to better revenue and i think the warriors need to improve. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who swish to speak? item number 7. seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, we have this item before us. i believe we have amendments being proposed. supervisor kim. >> yes. i wanted to ask a quick question to members of the public who asked about the 205 versus 300 events. is this a commitment to a maximum or something we will continue to work through in the term sheet?
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>> whatever is most appropriate to answer this question. >> i don't think we are prepared to commit to a specific number. certainly will be subject of ongoing conversation. we are happy to engage. >> okay, thank you. i do have some language amendments that i would like to read into the record regarding this item. just in light of much of the feedback we have gotten in terms of ensuring we have true community feedback and input on every step of the process, to respect role of citizens advisory committee to intention of board when we created this with the port i just want to read two further resolves, then amendment to the final for resolved. i sent copies to both supervisor avalos and chair chu. that is for the resolved that future discretionary approves from the board of supervisors will be heard by the cac prior to
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approval, including the term sheet, the dda, the waterfront land use plan amendment and zoning amendments and other transaction documents. be it resolved the board of supervisors urges pier 30, 32cac to hold at least two meetings and discuss prior to board of supervisors budget and finance committee hearing including written recommendation by cac regarding the term sheet. this is the final further resolved, the current language. city will conduct environmental review of proposed project under ceqa . this is amended portion, including thorough analysis of traffic congestion and noise impacts and scoping schedule that will be reviewed by the cac. the rest of the language is already in the resolution. i just want to say a couple things if i may in conclusion. first of all i think that everyone in this room, if not most in this room, really support the warriors team coming back to san francisco. i think that is not really
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a question. i think among the city there is general consensus we would like the team in san francisco alongside the giant's team. as a member of the board that represents obviously this neighborhood there are many questions and concerns i have about this site in particular. i think that i'm incredibly worried about the impact that one of the members of the public said it. this is a residential neighborhood. it wasn't ten years ago but is now. when the giants built the stadium many of the development wasn't in place. when residents moved to the neighborhood they knew there was a giants stadium that would be there. of course now we have thousands of residents that didn't, per se, predict that another arena might come into play that would impact the neighborhood. so while this neighborhood is located in a transit hub where bart and caltran are a stone's throw away in the terminal, making it an ideal side of an arena for this side we have to be
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careful and considerate of those that live here currently. i do want to congratulate the warriors for being the first private development to agree to our local harboring laws that typically only adhere to public projects. it is an incredible opportunity. we want jobs for our locals and see this as being an enhance to that. i don't think anybody denis that. i don't think that has to be site specific. that is a concern of the neighbors. a project this ambitious deserves a deliberate project so i appreciate we delay this over the holidays to make sure residents have a time to think and be engaged. i think this is being prioritized by the city but i would like to have that balance as much as we can. given the warrior's time line with lease expiration in oakland but also understanding a lot of hesitation and concerns i think our residents are asking.
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i do really want to commend the residents of our neighborhood for being incredibly incredible and respectable and reasonable. i think it's been outstanding. the level to which our residents have beening a gaouing to participate in the discussion versus outright saying we are against the project, we will not participate and oppose at all costs. i think that speaks to the level of respect and dedication people have both to their neighborhood but also to the city as a whole. so i think there are a lot of great things moving forward. i think the design is beautiful. there is a great architect in place. i think warriors have been great in initiating this outreach process with the neighborhood. you know, rick, i think you have been a great spokesperson for the warriors and i appreciate your ability to listen and engage in that feedback. we haven't always seen that with developers that come i want the city. of course i have concerns. it is a very expensive site. another wouldn't cost $120
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million but i understand the city wants to rehabilitate pier 30, 32 at some point. some project will go in. that is the expectation as well. i think we must address the traffic concerns. the cost to provide are beyond the $2 that writers pay when they ride to the sites. i think we have to ensure we have the funds to address the traffic. i have concerns about the number of public parking spots being proposed, given the narrowness of that area. there is one way to get onto pier 30, 32. i want to ensure we address that. i want to address the cost of paying for the additional trash. crowd control, police and security. i think that is something we have really learned now since the giants stadium is really the cost it has on the city. i want to ensure we are able to find a dedicated
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revenue to address the costs so it is not on residents and neighbors to pay for that. also i want to express what many have brought up. that is we truly respect the citizen's advisory committee. these amendment also help that. i want to ensure they are able to provide adequate and thoughtful responses at every step of the way, as we had promised to -- as we had promised and put together a deal that doesn't over commit and underdeliver as we have sometimes seen with major argued raoen nas. we have put forward something that we can commit to. when we made that promise to the neighborhood, it happens the way we stated it would. those are some of the thoughts as we move forward. i do really want to thank everyone for engaging in a very respectful and engaged process. >> thank you, supervisor kim. just to be clear in terms
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of the amendments, they are not substantive. i see our attorney agreing. supervisor avalos? >> firstly second the amendments. i concur with many of the comments that supervisor kim has expressed. i have also been sitting in this committee over different projects proposed at pier 30 and 32. the experience i have had today is vastly different from the experience we had prior. talk about america's cup and looking at how piers 30 and 32 could get developed. i think that is significant. i think the approach warriors have had moving forward has been much more of an effort to really learn how to do this project. we are still in the learning process. i think that the warriors have expressed that even know that they are in the
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learning process and listening to stake holders. i think the impact from citizen's advisory committee is important and actually i'm glad we have amendments that we'll be putting forward that will assure they have a voice in future agreements that come before the board of supervisors prior to the board will get their recommendations. that makes a lot of sense. and also is the way that this project has moved forward so far. i want to commend the warriors on that. i see, you know, this resolution before us today on fiscal feasibility as a small step. certainly the amount of people in the room. it is a big step for the project moving forward but a small step in terms of all the questions and permitting processes we have to go through. so i actually felt very comfortable moving forward today. i also want to acknowledge the warriors and the work
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of the office of economic workforce development and community stake holders, labor organizations around getting aning a gaoument around local hiring, especially being a privately funded project it is a significant standard we are setting for future projects moving forward. clearly the city is embracing the need to look how we manage to bring local san franciscans into jobs we build in the city. i'm very excited this project is part of that principle and effort. i will be supporting this project moving forward or this resolution today. i is not a guarantee of approving future things but i think we have something worth moving forward and getting the full board support tuesday. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. i also want to thank
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jennifer, monique, rick and of course to our cac and in particular katy ladel for expressing some of your thoughts to us. of course as we are doing thanks i think the america's cup negotiations did help inform us. every step, even if the it appeared to be a setback has led us to a place where we can be more comfortable with our new project. i do want to state that. i do think that this is a project that has sitting potential. we saw what it would mean to us. brings to us the nba. i think many of us are very excited about that. it brings to us a convention but also entertainment venue that san francisco just does not have at this moment. i think that would be something that is incredibly wonderful for the city and brings a lot of construction and post construction jobs i think is very valuable to people who live and work here. so that being said i know we will have a lot of work on the due diligence component in terms of
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actually fiscal feasibility component. i think in terms of what is required under the admin code we have met that and looked at benefits and shown we have one-time financial benefits close to 54 million. we have on going benefits between 9 to 19 million for this project. there are also a ton of theser indirect financial benefits that may come from this, in addition the fact that 120 million or more. we i guess estimate 1 billion will go into construction costs from the private sector with the city only on the hook to reimburse up to 120 million for the work that is ours, really the substructure and rehabilitation of piers 30, 32. i think this in very stark contrast to some of the other proposals does limit the scope of the city's exposure and shows there is potentially a large economic gain to it. with that being said i know we will have a lot of work
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with the neighbors and residents who live there. we often talk about impacts to residents and neighbors, what that would mean. i think this is unique. a place where there is incredible density. people who live, work and play and we will have to be conscientious and sensitive to the competing needs in the area. in terms of what i would like to see coming forward, i know when the term sheet does come forward i want to make sure we have very tight controls and how we are spending and approving 120 million, as well as resolving conflicts that arise. that will be key to limiting the level of reimbursement the city has for this project. that is something i'm interested to see. i think very much another issue that i do care a lot about is how we will manage transportation and other investments. in my district, far removed
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from this area, you wonder how we are impacted. any time we have a giants game and the muni trains are needed we don't see the muni lines go out to sunset to deliver passengers to their homes. those are things that have a direct impact. though it seems far away to all of our residents. so i do want to understand how transportation benefits and how the services will be provided. i have a little departure about parking. i think we need to have enough parking on site. i think that is vitally important. i'm not of the thought reduce parking and people will not come. i think have the parking and they will circle the neighborhoods. needs to have further conversation. operations around transportation and limiting or being able to resolve cop nrikts with 120 million reimbursement is some of the key areasly be looking for. with that i would be happy
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by to co-sponsor the legislation and support having this item go out to the full board of supervisors. supervisor kim. >> thank you, chair chiu. i want to make two other comments. one, i want to express the sentiment of residents. i hope in the eir that we truly consider other sites and not just give that exploration lip service. the second thing is make this note actually on treasure island and bay view hunter's point is there is a stark difference in between those two in the sense that those developers are not guaranteed reimbursement for the costs they have put forward. hence there is a slightly higher rate of interest versus this, where there is a guarantee the city will pay back warriors and ask us to clarify that difference. i would like to make a motion to amend. >> we have a motion to
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amend the legislation. supervisor kim has read those items or the language into the record. what we are referring to, for members of the public, is on page 11 right after line 16. we would insert the language the two new further resolved clauses supervisor kim read in, in addition to that the paragraph following is amended slightly to include a few language adjustments to talk about potential traffic congestion, noise impact and schedule. those are the amounts. not substantive in nature. we have a motion. perhaps we can take a motion to amend the document read into the record and send item forward with recommendation as recommended. we have that. can we do that without objection? we will do that without objection. thank you very much. all right. what i would like to do,
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colleagues, is i would like to go through items 8 and 9. take a quick 15-minute break at 2:00, roughly, then move forward to the rest of the agenda items. madam clerk, call item 8, please. >> item 8, resolution authorizing the extension of master lease of real property at 2176 through 2178 mission street for the department of public health for ten years commencing on december 5th, 2012. >> we have john updike on item 8.
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>> good afternoon, chair chu and members of the committee. john updike, director of real estate. this item involves the -- >> just one second. >> sure. >> okay. >> this item involves the star hotel. a 54-room sro located on mission street to near 18th. it provides direct access to housing program as administered by the department of public health. specifically delivered by the tide center under contract through their dish program, or delivering innovations in support of housing. what that is is the acceptance of first ten-year option n. 2002 we began a ten-year initial term and two additional ten-year options so now it is time for the first
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ten-year option that would take the lease through december 4th, 2022. there is an increase in the base rental of 3%. there is also an increase allowable during this term. this second ten-year term. based on consumer price index of no less than 3%, no greater than six 6. fairly typical range for items of this nature. in addition to the base rent the city pays for management services delivered through tide and dps brings support of services. i'm joined by staff in case you have specific questions. budget analyst report goes over the increase of rental and return but i want to know table 3 did a nice job of showing the net expense.
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the annual amount per tenant, which i think is probably the most important number here, is 16,967 for delivery of this support of the housing environment. so happy to answer any questions you might have about this item. >> thank you very much. why don't we go to the budget analyst report on item 8. >> good afternoon, chair chu and members of the committee. as mr. updike said, this is the option to extend first of two ten-year options of master lease of star hotel, serving 54 clients. under the lease the first year rent would increase by 3%. annual adjustment based on cpi that would range from 3% to no more than 6%. fiscal year 2012 and 2013
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costs are 388,256. this is included in the dph budget. we recommend approval. >> thank you very much. why don't we open this for public comment. are there members of the public what wish to speak on item number 8? >> thank you, supervisors, tom king. again this goes back to opening comment. when you are online and looking at the agenda, it would be great to have a link from the items to -- what i just heard, both preventers haddockments that would have been helpful to review prior to coming here because otherwise members of the public were kind of in the dark. it doesn't specify what the lease is, the amount of money. it doesn't specify what previous was. just off the top of my head i think securing a lengthy lease